Run For Charity

Make your miles count by fundraising for one of our official charities.
It increases your focus on those long winter nights and when the training gets tough it makes completing the MK Marathon even more rewarding. Every charity will offer you incentives to help you reach your fundraising goals, as well as invaluable support and advice in the lead up to, and on your big day.

If you are a Charity and would like to see how you can benefit from our event then please download our Charity Pack 2021 here


Macmillan Cancer Support

No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to be the Lead Charity for the Milton Keynes Marathon, with your help we will help support more people live better with cancer.

By 2030, the number of people living with and beyond cancer in Buckinghamshire will fill the MK Dons’ football stadium nearly twice.

Every day 11 people in Buckinghamshire hear the devastating news they have cancer, and four people die from the illness. In Buckinghamshire 120 Macmillan professionals work in local clinical environments and the community.

We need your help to support people affected by cancer, join Team Macmillan today and in return, we will give you a free technical running t-shirt, great fundraising tips, and amazing support.

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Run the MK Marathon and raise money for Mind BLMK


No. 1068724

Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, we offer a number of activities from our wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes, and our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

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Run the MK Marathon and raise money for Willen Hospice

Willen Hospice

No. 270194

Willen Hospice is a charity that puts patients and their families at the very heart of everything that we do. Our staff and volunteers give constant care in a considerate, peaceful environment where patients coming to the end of their lives and their loved ones can really make the most of their time left together. We’re close to so many people’s hearts because of the compassionate, personal end of life care we provide for free – both at our hospice at beautiful Willen Lake and also in people’s homes.

We are so proud to be part of a thriving community that supports each other but with increasing cuts and more people than ever needing our services

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MK DONS Sport and Education Trust Charity

MK Dons Sport and Education Trust

No. 1123762

MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET) is an independent charity aligned to Milton Keynes Dons using the brand of the club as one of its tools of engagement to improve the lives and experiences of its local community. The SET delivers life-changing programs in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.

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Run the MK Marathon and raise money for the Milton Keynes Hospital

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

No. 1048297

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity raises funds for all wards and departments at the hospital – making a real difference to the experience of patients, their families, and the staff who treat them.

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance

No. 1084910

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is at the frontline of saving lives. Together we make a difference – helping our community when they need us most.

Our paramedics, doctors and pilots are highly trained and ready for any eventually, giving you the best chance when the worst happens. Every day, somebody in our community could be in urgent need of our service. Within minutes, we bring the expertise, equipment and treatment of the hospital to them.

The support we receive allows us to deliver advanced medical care to people in a medical emergency night and day.

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St Mark’s Meals

No. 1180087

One in four children in Milton Keynes live in poverty and could go to bed hungry tonight. The knock-on affects of child hunger are huge; affecting the physical, educational and social development of thousands of children across our city. We’re not ok with that. To fight child hunger, St Mark’s Meals boxes – packed with a recipe card and all the ingredients needed to make a yummy family meal – are stored in schools and family centres across the city, ready for the most vulnerable families in Milton Keynes to take home, prepare and enjoy together any night they need it. Our meals are healthy and child-friendly, easy to make and tasty to eat, and they cost just £5. Can you help us put dinner on the table for a family in need tonight?

St Mark’s Meals: because child hunger is not ok!

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No. 1033626

Run the MK Marathon for Action4Youth and help young people in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire of every background, abilities, and disabilities achieve their full potential.  Our work includes outdoor activities for children with disabilities at Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes;  121 mentoring for young people who are in danger of falling into antisocial behaviour and crime; or preparing young people for working life and their role in society through The Inspiration Programme. 

Action4Youth inspires young people to become Inspiring Young People.

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